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MC

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PostSubject: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:23 pm

Been smoking for a month or so and only Aromatics that I found at Drug Store of those I liked the Borkum Riff Whiskey the best. Last week I went to McCranies in Huntersville and tried the Black Cherry now my new favorite. Plan to go again this week and am looking for suggestions. A good starter non aromatic to try, should I get Tin or loose tobacco. Then there are so many types of tobacco to choose from.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:43 pm

MC wrote:
Been smoking for a month or so and only Aromatics that I found at Drug Store of those I liked the Borkum Riff Whiskey the best. Last week I went to McCranies in Huntersville and tried the Black Cherry now my new favorite. Plan to go again this week and am looking for suggestions. A good starter non aromatic to try, should I get Tin or loose tobacco. Then there are so many types of tobacco to choose from.

Thanks
MC

Welcome to the brotherhood. Since you are going to "branch-out" take a look at some of the non-aro offerings from McClellands you will find at McCranies. They can help you choose but I would recomend McC's Aurora a nice smooth tastey easy smoking Va blend/mixture. JMHO Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Welcome aboard.

I am always hesitant to make suggestions but I think you're pretty safe with jumping over to a nice straight VA mixture. I would suggest McClelland's Blackwoods Flake & Virginia Woods, G.L. Pease's Union Square is great as is Sam Gawith's Best Brown Flake.

For a great and very flavorful burley smoke I think Solani Aged Burley Flake is outstanding.

Happy shopping
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:38 pm

Welcome to the forums, MC! Best of luck in the hunt for the best tobaccos for you, a hunt many of us are on as well!

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MC

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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:05 pm

thanks for all the info but the Frog Morton label looks nice not to mention all the reviews I've read. think I'll try it
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Welcome to BOB !
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:32 pm

Welcome, you have a great shop with MacCranies, I've only heard stellar comments about them (and their shop pix look wonderful).
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:45 pm

Welcome to BoB!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:19 am

Welcome! Great to have you aboard.

Since you are going to McCranies might as well try their "Red Ribbon"

It's a wonderful red Virginia blend. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:31 am

Welcome to the BoB! Gotta give the Frog Morton On The Town a try for sure. If you like it, you can go with McClelland 5110 bulk English, which is much cheaper, and virtually the same blend.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:40 am

Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the hunt for your favorite tobacco.
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MC

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PostSubject: New Tobacco   Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:53 pm

I got some McCranies First Light which is McClellands 5100 red Va mix and I really like it. Also got the Latakia blend Frog Morton, it has an interesting smell but I do like the way it smokes. I think it will grow on me as I smoke the tin.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:34 pm

Welcome fellow NC'er! I'm over in the Raleigh area!

I never really got into the flavored tobacco. I am a fan McClelland Frog Morton on the Town, Dunhill London Mixture and the latest fan of C&D Guilford Flake. All are different. I tend to be a tin man rather then loose/bulk.

I hope you enjoy the brotherhood as much as I! Great folks and great conversation here and always helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:53 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood, MC.

Please come back often and join in.


Since you like Borkum Riff - look up Kyle, that's his favorite blend too.
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MC

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PostSubject: Frog   Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:46 pm

I just finished another bowl of the Frog Morton and as a new bbbbbbb, once you get past the tin smell and the smell of the smoke I really do like the taste and the amount of nicotine you get from the tobacco. I have realized now that tobacco is like whiskey or wine or scotch or whatever your poison......In that they are all the same but they are all different. Some good some bad and a lot of personal taste.

The tobacco world awaits us all, lol !

MC
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:56 pm

Welcome MC, glad to have you with us.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:55 am

welcome to the forum, I live down the street from McCranies in Cornelius, I usually walk to the store.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Pipes - North Carolina   Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:54 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum. Very Happy
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